|Fairfield Porter (1907-1975)|
Apple Branch, 1973
Watercolor on paper, 20 x 25 in.
|Fairfield Porter (1907-1975), Girl Reading Outdoors, 1963, oil on canvas, 45 x 40 inches. Purchased in 1964 by the Commerce Bancshares Fine Art Collection|
I think it's downright fascinating when I come across someone who almost simultaneously shares my enthusiasm for another artist not currently in the limelight. I've checked out every available book my library system has on Fairfield Porter (hence the wish list above). Meanwhile, I see a link on Painter's Table for Dan O' Connor,
which lead me to the blog Painting Perceptions, and I get this gem of a post about Mr. Porter.
My reason for reinvestigation of Fairfield Porter was a painting I finished about 2 weeks ago. It's in the show at Herron. At first I was concerned I had ventured off my familiar path and into the dark space of
MAH, Every Morning I Drink Coffee and Wonder, 'Is This Really Me?', 2011
oil on linen panel